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sanctions. our government condemn would that launch and calling it a provocative move . yesterday kim jong-un signing a order putting the missile units on stand by. his plan naming certain u.s. cities as targets. he said it is in response to the u.s. military flying two stealth bombers. u.s. officials said the test was part of the annual military training exercises that was going on since march 1st and aimed at reassuring the allies we stand ready to protect them. >> north korea said it is the final warning. the state run media broadcasting the young leader's message with a state of war. >> from this time on, the north/south relations will enter into a state of the war and all issues raised between the north and south will be handle would accordingly. the state of neither peace or war has entered in the peninsula. >> the white house said the national security council responding to the belinge rent behavior and releasing a statement. we take these seriously and remain in close contact with the south korea allis and north korea has a long history of threats and today's announcement follows that
dictator, kim jong un, delivering a new ominous warning to the united states. kim said, it is time to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. impeei imperials. >> he ordered rockets to be put on stand by and revealed what target he has in mind. we have that coming up >>> in rome, pope francis will preside over his first good friday service, being held at st. peter's basilica. during his short time as pope, he has set a different tone than his predecessors. those are live pictures we are looking at coming from the vatican yesterday. he broke holy thursday tradition by washing the feet of a dozen prisoners, including one woman, who happened to be muslim. >> in pakistan, the taliban are claiming responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing near the u.s. consulate today. the attack killed 31 and wounded several others. a suicide bomber on a motorcycle drove up to a security checkpoint and set off 22 points of explosives. >> no one from the consulate was hurt in that bombing. we are going to start with a massive rescue operation that is just now wrapping up off the coast of latvia. had more t
stephanopoul stephanopoulos, praising kim jong-un. >> a great guy, just a great guy. >> a great guy who puts 200,000 people in prison camps? >> it's not the same way we do things here? >> was that a saturday night live skit? >> no, this is the saturday night live skit? >> north korean high five. >> though pitting reality against the skit -- >> i love this guy! >> i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. >> reality won. it was a mesmerizing interview in which dennis rodman called george stephanopoulos dude. >>> dude. >> and engaged in a lot of guesswork. >> guess what, guess what, guess what, what i did -- what i did was history. was history against what? >> imagine the north korean interpreter trying to make sense of this interview. now, there is at least one guy who came to rodman's defense. >> maybe dennis is a lot better than what we have. >> donis trump was dissing the obama administration's diplomatic skills. rodman just returned to trump's all-star excellent apresentence where he was picked last when two teams were formed. >> i was the last one picked. it didn't bother me. >> kim jo
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korean dictator, kim jong-un. >> if you don't want to do that, you don't have to do that. at it more like it's -- a diplomat. i don't want to do that. >> sounds like you're apologizing for him? >> i'm not apologizing for him. he is a good guy to me. he is my friend. i don't condone what he does, but at far as person to person, he is my friend. of course what he does, -- >> if that's not enough. here's a little more. >> i sat with him for two days, and the one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing. call him. he loves basketball. obama loves basketball. let's start there let's start there. >> oh, boy. where do you start? fascinating. >> the ratings are going to be good. people want to watch something like that even though it has no place on the sunday news talk shows given the topics they normally talk about. the out fit making a mockery of a situation where people are suffering and children starving. he has no place doing this and how did he get approved to go over there? >> i don't know, greg, at one point he tweeted about meeting
are the channels we choose to employ. >> is the basketball star making more headway with kim jong-un than the united states? ben, is there a lesson to be learned here? dennis rodman shows up looking a little bit look a kook. he has his sunglasses on inside the studio. and he's got his dollar bill jacket on. but -- but, what did he accomplish? >> he was there, met the guy, maybe got useful information. it's painful for me to agree with donald trump in a situation like this. i never agree with him. but no one has gotten in there. no one has met with him. he's a 28-year-old. he is taking over for the first time this her mitt kingdom. is there a chance he could reach out to a crazy person like dennis rodman and make a connection with the west that he hasn't made before? i think there's a chance of it. mostly it's a clownish buffoon incident. but if you give the kid a benefit of the doubt, dennis rodman brings back even a tiny piece of information, we shouldn't just dismiss it out of hand. >> rodman said he could be the west's leading expert on north korea's leader. i don't know if bill richar
images of dictator kim jong un studying a series of charts allegedly containing plans for a strike on the u.s. mainland. elizabeth pran is live. are we hearing from the white house on this? >> we are. white house announcing a legally coast rhetoric and the threats are more of a familiar pattern. new reports of fighter jets are arriving in south korea for joint exercises, latest demonstration meant to deter from pyongyang. they conducted annual air power drills that did include b-2 stealth bombers. chairman spoke about the country's bullying language this morning. >> i wouldn't be that concerned about them in the mainland u.s. right now or even in the u.s. territory. i think the real threat is to what north korea might be boxing itself into. >> reporter: he went on to say there is no purpose to have direct talks with the leader and staff comparing them to an organized crime family running the territory. >> heather: so kim jong un he has listed a number of other threats. what else is he demanding? >> reporter: the young leader is threatening to close one of the biggest sources of emp
" and mara liasson. kim jong-un was quoted on friday as ordering the missile units to be ready to strike the united states and south korea and this photo was released and he met with top north korean generals throwing the direction of the missiles hitting major american cities. bill, what is his game? >> who knows but it is not good. he has murdered and starved millions of their own people, that regime, and proliferated nuclear weapons. who can forget the israeli strike by north korea? if you discount them, saying they are attainable, they can proliferate weapons of mass destruction and iran and north korea have a relationship and north korea is short of cash and they could sell the weapons to terrorist groups so the threat of north korea is very real. >> why are they ratcheting up the tension? >> the explanation is it helps stabilize or secure his situation at home and maybe that is true but the degree to which he has created, he could think high is playing cute games like his father and grandfather and they can pull back at a key moment but south korea and japan are sitting there, they
it entered a state of war with south korea. kim jong-un required rockets are ready to be fired at seoul and american bases. they revealed two nuclear capable b-2 stealth bombers. ian is covering the situation from the south. >> reporter: officials in seoul dismissed the latest outburst of more of the same. it followed a massive rally in the northern capital friday where tens and thousands came out in support of kim jong-un's charge, shouting death to the u.s. imperialists. >> escalating military confrontations would lead to further isolation. here's nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >> he has 8,000 troops poised 40 miles from seoul and the big worry is there could be a mistake. a miscal lags by the north would force the first woman president to retaliate. she has very little flexibility and that would instantly bring the united states into this conflict. >> earlier today north korea threatened to close the industrial complex but that site does remain open. hundreds of south koreans travel there daily. they consider the status of the the best signal of the int
reported on here, dennis rodman side by side with north korea's new leader, kim jong-un, brought together by their love of basketball. tonight rodman is back in the u.s., delivering a message from the north korean leader to president obama. he brought that message to george stephanopoulos on abc's "this week." it was not your average round table. here's reena ninan now. >> reporter: he's the cross-dressing nba hall of famer, reality show star, who, after his visit to north korea last week, has now spent more time with leader kim jong-un than any american. >> when you said you love kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of his threats to destroy the united states and his record on human rights? >> one thing about that, you know what, i didn't look at all that. i understand what he's doing. i don't condone that. i hate the fact that he's doing that. but that's a human being, though. >> reporter: rodman also dropped this revelation. on abc's "this week." >> i spent two days with him. he asked me to give obama something, to say one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wa
with this guy, we have no idea what kim jong un is like at all. i realize that dennis rodman is quite a wild guy and quite an interesting fellow, i might add, but we now have at least we have a communication from rodman to this guy, which is more than we've ever had. >> yeah, the question is, what communication went into rodman and what reported that communication is coming out. you can get a distorted view. >> greta: it is distorted. i think it is distorted. >> and i think he's presented a distorted view. if they want to communicate with us, there are ways to do it. it's a question here not of one individual kim jong un, it's a question of a regime that's followed a pattern, including since he took office of repressing its people and threatening its neighbors and nothing since kim jong un took power after the death of his father has changed. if anything, it's gotten worse. they've restricted the border to prevent north korean refugees from coming out and tested the nuclear device for the third time and there's every indication, increased cooperation with iran and i think the threat is growing l
from its leader to president obama. call me. the star says kim jong-un said i don't want to do war. the u.s. government is distancing themselves from the trip, which was arranged for a documentary. >>> so, rodman got so close with kim jong-un that he's delivering messages to the u.s. like this one. >> he want obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. >> did you say why don't you pick up the phone and call president obama? >> it's a different story because guess what? the kid's only 20 years old. 28. >> by the way, we think kim jong-un is about 30 years old, but we'll give rodman some credit for getting close at least. john avlon and fran townsend join me now. you wrote a critical essay. a lot of people were joking about how funny the two look together. >> i'm sure it's a lot of fun, a great way to see north korea, watch a basketball game, get drunk with the dictator's enter rajai, but 3.5 million people have starved to death. he didn't experience the north k
of kim jong un, the north korean leader, peering through field glasses and threatening to annihilate a small south korean island this is that island. it's about ten miles from the north korean mainland. in fact, kim was standing just over there on that small island when he made those threats. this place is home to 5,000 civilians. and a lot of soldiers. now, you would have thought that they would have got used to threats from the north. but even here, they've been alarmed by the frequency and the intensity of the threats that have come from pyongyang. now, the latest of course, was kim saying he was readying north korean missiles to attack u.s. bases. and today there was a mass rally in the center of pyongyang, screaming death to imperialists. and of course, supporting kim jong un. analysts believe an attack on u.s. bases is not that likely. that north korea simply doesn't have the capability. more likely is some sort of limited clash here in the west sea, that's happened before. the people on this island are only too aware of that. andr andrea? >> ian williams thanks to you on the f
with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differences between this paul ryan budget and those in years past. the biggest, the election day smackdown ryan a
korean dictator kim jong-un. believe it. rodman and members of the harlem globetrotters made the trip to pyongyang this week as part of a documentary project. there was no guarantee that they would meet kim jong-un, but turns out the north korean leader was up for playing host. here is the pair sitting courtside at an exhibition basketball game which was capped off with a party at kim jong-un's palace. it gets better. it seems dennis rodman failed to brush up on his koreas before heading overseas. check out this tweet. maybe i'll run into gangnam style dude while i'm here. that, of course, is a reference to the south korean rapper psy. not surprisingly given the tense relationship, psy was not amused tweeting back, i'm from south, man. >>> next, you may have noticed that every time a poll comes out about congress, their favorability rating is embarrassingly low. here is the question though. who are the 9% or 10% or 12% of people who do give them a thumbs up? "the new york times" did some digging after their own poll found congress had a 12% favorability asking people why they liked co
of dennis rodman going there with kim jong-un, going back, doing the sunday talkers saying he doesn't want war. wants to speak with the president? >> well, you know, rodman got in to see kim jong-un, i couldn't. i went with eric schmidt at google. i don't think it was serious diplomacy. but i don't want to diminish rodman. it could be that the weight of this new leader is through nontraditional diplomacy. ngos. >> former chicago bulls? >> well, i won't say a sports person, but, you know, we need to talk to this guy. and he, i think, is unfortunately heading in the wrong direction. so i hope some diplomacy emerges after we put on these sanctions which i support. after we say, look, there's going to be a cost for all of this bellicose rhetoric and nuclear tests and the missile launches. i think they're gearing up for a big negotiation, the north koreans, where they say, look, you want us to stop this stuff. we want food, fuel, sanctions. >> right. >> some big grand bargain. i think that's what they're doing. but, you know, i've been there many times. i don't know what they're up to. >> great
not like being threatened by anyone, least of all an unpredictable dictatorial man like kim jong-un armed with a nuclear weapon. but u.s. officials appear confident that north korea is in no position to carry out its threats. >> the united states is fully capable of defending against a ballistic missile attack. furthermore, we're continuing to update capables capables and wen firm with the protection of south korea and the regional peace and security. >> despite the long-range missile launch north korea carried out in december, most experts say there's least two years, probably more than five years, before they can put a nuclear warhead on any missile that could possibly reach and strike hawai'i, for instance, or alaska, or the u.s. lower 48, shep. >> does anybody anywhere think these sanctions might make a difference? >> well, certainly the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, thinks these are some of the most sweeping sort of punishments ever leveled by the security council. listen. >> taken together these sanctions will bite and bite hard. they increase north korea's isol
nobody could get in the mind of kim jong un but number one, the military exercises with the south korean military and also on top of that the new and pretty punishing economic measures adopted by the united nations security council here last week which really speak to put a lot of pressure on north korea and stop them pursuing any sort of nuclear program. so it's in response to those two things. what worries a lot of experts this may be a case of kim jong un still trying to prove himself new leader. we know he can be irrational so its dangerous time. >> shep: back home in new york, another big day on wall street. markets in positive territory yet again. gerri willis is in next. plus emergency crews rush into rescue three people after the ground opens up beneath them. the latest sinkhole scare. coming up on this edition from studio "b" live from rome as is we await the papal conclave. 00. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes
kim jong-un declared the korean peninsula was in a state of of war. we had a presence there and have had since fighting in the korean war ended in a cease-fire in 1953 with no official peace treaty there. and holding trills and the b-2 bombers just left and now we're learning that f-22 fighter jets arrived for more joint exercises. and they're the most advanced in our air force. elizabeth prann. >> the muscle flexing continues. reports are u.s. military officials are flying f 22 stealth fighter jets in joint exercise was south korea. the f-22 raptor technology is known for being unmatched. the advanced fighter jet is incredible to radar and air defense systems. the arrival of the f-22 is coming just days after the u.s. trained over south current turf with both b-2 bombers, as well as-- or b-52 bombers as well as b-52 stealth bombers. former ambassador john bolton tells fox news the u.s. main land should not be as concerned as north korea's neighboring countries such as south korea and japan. he doesn't discredit the possibility of future violence in that region. >> i think these thre
. the first known american to meet with kim jong-un. he said he had a message from the north american leader for president obama. >> and one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want the war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> the young leader has defied u.n. sanctions by continuing to develop nuclear arms. accomplishing even little things can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel for my pain and stiffness, and to help stop joint damage. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal
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, this is the first time that you've heard this extended provocation and rhetoric from the young kim jong-un. we've kind of heard this rhetoric before, but this is the longest period that we've seen this escalating tension with no end in sight. he we do into that china and russian are concerned and asking the u.s. and others to lower the rhetoric, lower the tension on the korean peninsula. we've received photos of kim jong-un making war plans, we're told, with his national security team shortly after midnight local time. kim jng you know signed orders that places north korean rocket forces on stand by. and the pentagon says they haven't seen any movement on that front yet. the animated state defgs announcer who said this quote, he finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the korean people's army, ordering them to be on stand by to fire so that they make strike anytime the u.s. mainland, its military bases in the operating operational theater, the pacific, guam-- >> and the north koreans seem to be headed in a different direction here. and so, we will unequivocall
out for a mass rally after kim jong un ordered market. north korea is ready to settle accounts with the u.s. this coming after the u.s. announced that b. 2 stealth bombers took part in south korea. the u.s. is troubled by the rising tensions. >> it is north korea very dangerous today? i think provocative actions and belligerent tone has ratcheted up. the danger. >> it is not believed north korea could launch a full scale attack. where a u.s. army veteran working alongside al qaeda. eric arrested after returning to turkey allegedly fighting terrorists syrian are a vietnamese. he served with the army in 2000 to 2003. this one of the videos he posted online to brag about his connection to al qaeda in iraq and down ago helicopter. court documents state he hates al qaeda and only trying to overturn al qaeda's regime. dr. hector castro, his assistant and four dozen others are accused of still more than half a dozen oxycodone pills in new york, new jersey and pennsylvania. investigation was launched when astro's name was involved in a pill bottle in a deadly overdose. investigators sa
to cover a story. >> kim jong-un, developing bigger, louder, boom, boom bomb. >> they make it up. >> harrison ford alarmed to hear news about blade runner killing girlfriend. >> for 25 years the onion has specialized in satire, silliness and the sophomoric. no subject it off limits. the earningier, the better. the fruits of their labor apparently in their elegant, loft-style chicago office. the onion is so good at making up the news that its content has often been mistaken for real. >> our friends at the onion recently named north korean leader kim jong-un their sexiest man alive for the year 2012. that should have been punchline enough, but neither the chinese nor the north koreans got the joke. the story was redistributed by a chinese news agency and billions read it without humor or irony and that is pretty funny. onion editor will tracy says it happens with some frequency. >> we did a story about -- during the election in which we said that a gallup poll had found that ahmadinejad was polling better than obama in the rural midwest and that was picked up in iran as sort of an
country on earth, north korea, and its bizarre leader kim jong-un? >>> finally, calling luke skywalker and captain kirk, was president obama referring to "star wars" or "star trek" when he criticized republicans last week about the sequester? the answer may be in the "sideshow." >>> let's begin with republican unity on spending cuts. howard fine marn is the editorial director for "the huffington post," and jared bernstein is a former economic adviser to vice president biden. both are msnbc political analysts. gentlemen, "the new york times" caught on to a trend within the republican party today with their front page headline "gop clings to one thing it agrees on, spending cuts." richard stevenson then wrote conservative governors are signing onto provisions of what they once derisively dismissed as obama care. prominent senate republicans are taking positions on immigration that would have gotten the party's presidential candidates hooted off the debate stage during last year's primaries. same-sex marriage has gone from being a reliable motivator for the conservative base to gaining br
military drills. tonight, what north korea is demanding and how far kim jong un might be willing to go. he has had the job for just days. and the new defense secretary chuck hagel is already having to deal with harmid karzai. tonight the afghan leader questions whether u.s. forces are secretly working with the taliban and the defense secretary responds. and days after a sink hole swallowed a man in his own bedroom. another one opens up under another house in another state. >> pretty upsetting to see your driveway start to fall into a hole. >> tonight, a family evacuated and other homes in danger. but first from fox, the clock has just struck midnight here in rome. so it's officially the first day of the conclave. in a matter of hours, 115 cardinals, the princes of the catholic church they call them will file into the sistene chapel and begin the process of who among them will become the next pope replacing the retired pope benedict the xvith. cardinals will have virtually no contact with the outside world during their conclave. no radio, no television. newspapers, cell phones, no internet.
of north korean leader kim jong un's call to arms, chanting "death to the u.s. imperialists." kim said earlier the time had come to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. in response to a u.s. show of force, b-2 bombers in exercises over south korea. kim has also ordered his missiles on stand by to strike the u.s., south korea, guam, even hawaii. experts doubt he has the ability to hit u.s. targets and think it would be pretty suicidal to try. they believe a full scale conflict is unlikely but do worry about a more localized provocation, perhaps around disputed waters in the yellow sea. there have been several clashes there in recent years, and when i visited the area friday, i found the south most vulnerable islands just ten miles from the north on a high state of alert. the big worry is that a local skirmish or miscalculation could quickly escalate, lester. >> ian williams in south korea for us this morning, thanks. >>> kristen welker is at the white house with reaction this morning from the obama administration. what are you hearing at this point from the white house? >> reporter: we
with dennis rodman and kim jong-un together. >> they look great together. >> they look odd together. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." >> it is friday -- friday, march 1st. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we're going to get started right now. there is a terrifying ordeal unfolding as we speak. a man disappeared in a sink hole that opened up under his bedroom. the home is unsafe right now. this happened at a house about 15 miles east of tampa. one brother frantically tried to save another. the first responders had to pull him from the edge because the sink hole kept growing. the missing man is 36 years old. the tampa day times says crews are using gear to listen for sound from him. so far, they have not been able to make any kind of contact. we'll have a live report in just a few moments. >> wow. the details on that just opened up? >> really scary. >> crazy. all right. right now wildfire spreading across river side county in california. it forced people to evacuate their homes. you'll understand why when you look at these pictures. 200 firefighters are battling the blaze. authoritie
.s. with talk of nuclear weapons last night. there they are, kim jong-un visiting troops near the border, sparking a kind of hysteria as soldiers raised their hands in the air, in the surf, supposedly a sign of their devotion to the regime. >>> now the big news out of rome, the conclave, the vote to choose the next pope will begin on tuesday. the cardinals will move into a sequestered building near the sistine chapel. we see their quiet rooms. there's a bed inside, a cross above it and a desk to study. there's also a chapel in the dorm and tonight, the italian press is reporting that among those cardinals, a division is growing on one side. roman insiders on one side and other americans pushing for reform. abc's terry moran talks to men and women in the american catholic church for the reality of their views from here. >> reporter: they will choose the next pope, the cardinals, the princes of the church, all men. all rigorously loyal to the conservative vision that now dominates church leadership. sometimes it all seems so far away, so different from the lives and concerns of catholics h
. this comes at the end of the week in which kim jong-un ended the 60-year peace deal with south korea and threatened the united states with a preemptive nuclear attack. joining me now is william cohen and, sir, i'm so glad you're here because this is kind of frightening jargon that's coming out of kim jong-un. i mean, is there any way to gauge how serious these threats are? to make sure this isn't all just bluster? >> well, there is a lot of bluster, but i think that he would understand that any threat to the united states that he seeks to carry out would be met with a response that certainly would alter the geography in that region of the world. and i think what we have to do, three things, number one, we have to lower the rhetoric, which we have done. we have to increase the training and readiness, which we're also doing of our troops in the region along with the south korean forces. and what we also have to do is intensify the sanctions against the north korean regime, which we're doing. and the final thing is president obama said we will reach out to you with an open hand, but we
exercises and chanting against the united states. leader kim jong-un is urging his military to be on high alert and threatening the u.s. with nuclear attacks. but u.s. officials say any warhead being built by the north is nowhere near completion. >>> senate democrats unveiled legislation to prevent a government shutdown but the measure stopped short of easing any widespread pain from the sequester's automatic spending cuts. the catch-all bill will fund the day-to-day operations of government through september 30th. the bill expands on house gop legislation that passed last week. later this morning, paul ryan is expected to release his budget proposal. >>> the man accused in the deadly aurora colorado massacre is expected to enter a plea in court today. court documents confirm that 25-year-old james holmes has asked to enter an insanity plea to 166 counts of felony murder. that plea comes with conditions. late last night a judge ruled holmes has to be drugged for a state psychiatric exam. 12 people were killed and 76 others injured in that colorado movie theater shooting. >>> los angeles a
of angry threats from north korea's young leader. 28-year-old kim jong-un says his rocket forces are ready to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. the latest hostile rhetoric is a reaction to a pair of u.s. b-2 stealth bombers that flew over south korea this week during joint training drills. the maneuver was meant to show america's ability to conduct precision strikes quickly and at will. >>> back at home, gun control advocates held rallies across the country, thursday, as president obama hosted mothers of gun violence victims at the white house. the president urged the country not to forget the tragedy at sandy hook while repeating his promise to fight to reduce gun violence. nbc's danielle lee has more now from washington. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. supporters of gun reform hope more than 100 events yesterday will energize the nation. but here on capitol hill, lawmakers, even democrats, remain a tough sell on the issue. parents of the newtown shooting victims struggle to digest new details released by investigators about the shooter, adam lanza. documents
rhetoric, threatening to rain death and destruction on the u.s. and south korea, kim jong un seems to have taken a day off. perhaps the north korean leader ran out of things to say. north korea had warned saturday that the korean peninsula had entered what it called a state of war and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that's the last major symbol of interkorean cooperation. in fact, the peninsula has been in a technical state of war for 60 years. for all the rhetoric including a vow to launch a nuclear strike on the u.s., experts believe a full-sized conflict is extremely unlikely. but the growing tensions during which the north has renounced an armistice and cut lines across have raised fears here that a misjudgment between the sides could lead to a clash which could easily escalate. don't forget, also, that the u.s. has just under 30,000 troops stationed here. for its part, the white house said this weekend that the u.s. is taking the new threat seriously but also noted that pyongyang does have a history of bellicose rhetoric. richard? >> ian williams, thank you so much. n
's not forgetting about his bond with kim jong-un telling a north dakota news station he plans to return in august to vacation with the leader. and if you have rodman on speed dial, sign up for the text message pope alarm.com. they will send you a text message if smoke comes out of the chimney. and when the smoke goes up, they'll let you know what's coming down. >> you wouldn't hear about it normally. >> you need that service even if you're in rome i would have that. mitt romney will be addressing fellow republicans in the next few days at the cpac conference. how is he prepping? by celebrating. there he is, romney and his birthday hat. his 66th birthday. his son tag instagrammed him enjoying a fluffernutter cupcake and diet coke. excellent. that sounds like a delicious combination. >> that sounds really difficult. romney has other brothers too, right? -- sons. you always hear about tag, there's matt, josh, ben and craig. where are you? >> tag seems to be the one -- >> still ahead on "way too early," why you awake? tweets, texts and e-mails are next and "morning joe" is just moments away. do not h
that covered everythingquester cuts. >>> china backs the u.n. with new sanctions against north korea and kim jong-un. some of the items on the banned list, luxury yachts and race cars. more details on that, straight ahead. >>> first, our top story here at 5:30 a.m. in new york city. senator rand paul's filibuster may have done more to expose rifts among republicans than it did to draw attention to the administration's policy on drone strikes. the kentucky republican's nearly 13-hour stand on the senate floor was praised in a wide range of political circles from peace activists to the tea party. but some fellow republicans, including senators john mccain and lindsey graham are slamming rand's public protest and members of their own party have joined in. >> the country needs more senators who care about liberty. but if mr. paul wants to be taken seriously, he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. he needs to know what he's talking about. >> to my republican colleagues, i don't remember any of you coming down here sugges
to north korea, and he brought back a message from dictator kim jong-un. rodman visited the rogue nation last week with members of the harlem globetrotters and camera crew from hbo. in an interview with abc's "this week on sunday" rodman delivered a message from the young dictator. >> i sat with him for two days and one thing he asked me to give obama one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> rodman also referred to kim as his friend. this is the "morning news." up after your local news on "cbs this morning," adults suffering from adhd. it could also mean living with joint damage. humira, adalimumab, can help treat more than just the pain. for many adults, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma or other types of cancer
of those hot lines they have to south korea? >> that's right. over the years, north korea under kim jong-un and before him, his father kim jong-il have made threats like this before, but there's growing concern among some, because of the unpredictability of this new leader, the son of kim jong-il, they consider him to be extremely dangerous, and they're taking a very close look at this. they're so concerned that just last week the u.s. and the south korean government signed a new military agreement that in the event of any kind of attack by north korea, that the two allies, the u.s. and south korea could work together in a possible counter attack. so people are taking this very seriously. they see no imminent threat. they see no indications from the south koreans that they are actually preparing to stage any attacks, but nevertheless everybody is taking this threat seriously and they're on a high aall right of watch, at least. jim mickle shells can i from the pentagon, we appreciate it. thank you so much. >> okay, luke. >>> there was a jobs for our heroes job fair today, an effort to help v
as the country just released this photo of ruler kim jong un meeting with his generals. just yesterday troops rallied in north korea supporting his decision to put missile units on stand by to attack u.s. military bases. u.s. officials say the latest threats are nothing more than talk. well, there has been a tragic accident that has left a member of the elite's seal team six dead and another injured. they were doing routine free fall training at a base in arizona when the two men collided mid-air. they were rushed to the hospital. one died his name has not been released. stable condition this morning. the military is investigating this accident. nearly 3 dozen georgia educators, including a former superintendent, indicted in one of the nation's largest test cheating scan tells. the indictment claims that atlanta public school employees conspired to conceal sheeting or even retaliate against whistle blowers in an effort to bolster standardized test scores. 2011 state investigation found cheating on test by nearly 180 educators in 44 atlanta schools. clayton, tell us what's happening in sports.
of demyians, kim jong un was reacting to the bomber that flew over. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: shortly after midnight. kim jong in signed documents to put rockets on standby. it's taking the owner leader at his word. he at the no paper tiger. north korea stated television made the announcement. it said the enemies are bringing the dark clouds after nuclear war, testing self-restraint and added the dpr can no longer tolerated this. he ordered to blow up everything in ashes if an order is issues. >> reporter: in show of solidarity while the russian and chinese foreign ministry urged them restraint. >> we hope that relevant parties will push together for a turnaround of a tense situation. >> reporter: some critics at home said the pentagon decision to send the b-2 stealth bombers could rean peninsula was provocative. >> pentagon was stuck in a rock and hard place. on the one hand north korea had had threatened a nuclear attack against the united states. the united states ally, south korea was extremely worried about this so the u.s. wanted to send out
taken action proving it is taking these new threats from kim jong-un's government seriously and jim avila has been watching it all night long. good morning to you, jim. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the united states using its military to send a stern message the united states sent two b-2 stealth bombers in a nonstop flight 6500 miles round trip over the pacific to drop dummy ammunitions over south korean training field. the military says it was to demonstrate the commitment of the united states to defend the republic of korea. this after rising tensions after north korea and south korea, the closing of the border and yesterday warning that war could be imminent between south korea and an attack on the united states. the u.s. sending a stern message. perhaps hopefully reducing that tension, this picture which has gone viral on the errant showing north korea's military leaders looking at an antiquated computer. the white house is not laughing at that picture. their reaction is north korea's rhetoric and the threats that they engage in follow a pattern designed to raise tensions a
leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can
that of castro in cuba, or kim jong-un in north korea. but the big difference is we have economic relations with venezuela. explain that sort of, i guess that sort of odd dynamic. >> well, the dynamic, chuck, is that chavez was basically pragmatic in his relationship with the u.s. venezuela's our fourth largest oil supplier, they're members of opec, venezuela is like their political -- oil is like their political weapon, but whenever it was with the u.s., they never used it. and chavez, it's all the citgo stations in the u.s. chavez never used it. however, the last 14 years the relationship has been very frigid, and i think it is an opportunity for us to step in in a new relationship with venezuela. it's an important oil-producing country. there's going to be an election there. the opposition candidate is pro-u.s. maduro, the vice president is not pro-u.s., but i think is going to be more pragmatic with chavez. but in the region, i think we have an opportunity to make inroads in the region because several countries had started to follow chavez against the u.s. in the region. >> right. that'
of kim jong un the young lad oblgtd to be deterred. this is also about iran? >> that is right. officials say they will explore through new sites for ground based intercepters. the u.s. is planning to deploy a new radar in japan for early warning and tracking all to counter a quickly growing threat. >> today i'm nfg a series of steps the united states will take to stay ahead of challenge posed by iran and north korea on longer range missile capabilities. >> the plan is to have everything in place by 2017. >> we're also starting to get reaction from capitol hill and some critics. >> reporter: that is right. we told you so by critic. as for congress, a senator calls it a step in the right direction. a senator from alaska is pleased that putting his home state on the map. he says the obama administration should have known sooner. >> they misdiagnosed what was happening in the region in terms of what heavily sanctioned country determined to acquire these capabilities could do. one silver lining at this point is perhaps missile defense has bipartisan support. >> reporter: earlier reaction show
kim jong un new buddies. now with new threats hollywood is stepping in to try to capitalize on that bond. >> an unconventional cut with a flare for destruction. >> i kind of like. >> takes out an international arms dealer and only one man can help him succeed. rodman, un, unstoppable. your smeerm leader is now your supreme action hero. coming soon. >> get it out of here. that's right. >> thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, imagine the government suddenly takes your money from your bank account as a tax. tonight, the plan in one country to do just that and the shock felt around the world. plus, campus shooting plot foiled. tonight, guns, bombs and suicide at one of the biggest universities in america. late night panic and fear on campus. >> the cops had guns and were telling everyone to run. >> shepard: now the suspect is dead. why did he have all the weapons and explosives? tonight, investigators dig into the deadly dorm room drama. and a couple of dare d
.s. military bases in japan and qualm. this happening on the same day kim jong-un over saw life military drills. they held their annual military drills. a manhunt underway in texas this morning. this 17-year-old shot and injured two police officers and then took off. the officers were responding to a call in a family home of he had a teen. he pulled a gun from his waist band and fired. both officers were hit. they are in stable condition. we know the marines of the killed in nevada. the men from a base in north carolina were training when a mortgager round went off inside the tube. the youngest victim was 19 years old private first class josh martino. he joined in july but he dreamed about it most of his life. lance corporal william wild joined in 2010 following his father's foot steps. >> we support him 100 percent. always a little bit of fear. when he went to afghanistan we were scared. that was his dream and he chased it. >> 8 other people were killed in that accident -- hurt, rather in that accident. >>> an update on a story we brought you yesterday. a proud father posted this picture of h
of north korea, kim jong-un he's a guy that shouldn't be playing with matches much less nuclear welcomes. i'm not concerned though, that he's going to wake up some morning and decide, let's go invade south korea. i don't think he would want to pick that fight. i think he could miscalculate. they could stumble into a war or start something they can't finish and because they're so isolated from the world, they'll mccalculate how we react. and i worry about that and i worry about the nuclear weapons proliferation. if north korea gets nuclear, will japan think it needs them. and in the past, will it sell military equipment to iran and iran gets nuclear weapons and the other countries feel they have to have nuclear weapons as well. yeah, we should be really concerned about this. >> greta: you know, we've taken on the record to north korea three times. >> i know. >> greta: and you know, frankly, i still remain enormously baffled by, you know, i wish that -- i wish that they would put down their nuclear weapons, but the fact is they've now done their third he test on february 12th of this year. th
against america. scores of north koreans turning out for a rally after kim jong-un order rockets prepped. he said they're ready to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. after bomber drills with south korea. but many are troubled by the rising tensions now. >> the big fear is miscalculation. this guy is 28 years old. he chases women, he drinks a lot of crown royal and he's not getting good advice. so the great fear as it was in 1950, and 2013, is that somebody is going to miscalculate and kim jong-un is going to do something stupid and that's going to ratchet up this escalating treadmill to where we find ourselves doing something we really don't want to do. >> gretchen: it's not believed north korea could actually launch a full scale attack, but all eyes are watching today. >>> the obama administration set to unveil a new proposal today that could make you pay more at the gas pump. the epa wants to cut the amount of sulfur and tighten emissions standards on cars. a study says a proposal could increase gas prices by 6 to 9 cents a gallon. the epa says it's more like a penny. but will make
make worse. >> and following the latest threat from north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> violence ratcheting up in syria of course where the conflict continues to grow and spill over borders. lebanon state television news agency says syrian war planes shelled villages in northern lebanon today. >> and sources say two jets fired rockets that hit empty buildings in the lebanese border town of arsal. there are no injuries we're told. just last week syrian state media informed armed had infiltrated from lebanon. >>> pope francis meeting with the president of his home country. the vatican hoping it will quell controversy over france's alleged conduct when argentina was run by military dictators. >> some are actually saying he did too little, too late, to protect who jesuit priests. 30,000 leaders and intellectuals disappeared or were held in secret jails in torture centers from 1976 to 1983. >> the other cardinal francis also clashed with argentina president over his opposition to same sex marriage. >>> in india six men are now under arrest. this is the gang rape and robbery of a swiss
to heat up. what dennis rodman plans to do this summer with his fellow kim jong un. white house tours shut down. was that really necessary? stuart varney says there's other programs president obama could have cut before closing the white house. first happy birthday james taylor. he's 65. [ dylan ] this is one way to keep your underwear clean. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value brand. oh! there it is. thanks son. hey! [ female announcer ] charmin ultra strong has a duraclean texture that can help you get clean while still using less. and it's four times stronger versus the leading value brand. charmin ultra strong helps keep you and your underwear clean. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra strong? at od, whatever business you'rep in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the world keep promises. prego?! but i've been buying ragu fo
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